Sponsors


Platinum

San Diego Convention & Visitors Bureau

The San Diego Convention and Visitors Bureau markets San Diego as a preferred vacaton and meeting destination. Consistantly rated the top of every "best" list for meeting services. The Bureau's professional hotel meeting sales team offers i- leads online RFP service, site inspections, attendance promotion, and much more.


San Diego Convention Center Corporation

The 2.6 million sq ft stunning San Diego Convention Center overlooking the Pacific Ocean is located in pedestrian friendly downtown, 3 miles from the San Diego International Airport. Over 11,000 hotel rooms are within 1.5 miles,and nearby are major attractions, dining, shopping and activities.


Port of San Diego

San Diego Bay promises entertainment and adventure for the entire family from Point Loma, along Harbor Drive, south to the shores of Imperial Beach. Visit attractions, parks, shops and hotels, and enjoy San Diego Bay's points of interest set against spectacular views. Visit us at www.thebigbay.com or www.portofsandiego.org.


Pacific Event Productions

Your complete special event production resource. 85,000 sf of inventory in 3 states - San Diego, Phoenix, Las Vegas . Over 10,000 specialty linens, drapery, conventional and automated lighting, trussing, staging, set design, lounge furniture, floral treatments, entertainment, elaborate bars, props, since 1990.


San Diego Tourism Promotion Corporation





Diamond

San Diego Marriot Hotel & Marina

With a spectacular waterfront setting in the heart of America's Finest City, the San Diego Marriott Hotel & Marina truly represents the area's best location for business and leisure.


Restaurant Events

Restaurant Events provides free site selection and event planning services in the Gaslamp Quarter, San Diego's premiere Dining & Entertainment District. Compensated by the venues, their unique service creates an easy one-stop buying experience for the planner.


Manchester Grand Hyatt - San Diego

The Manchester Grand Hyatt San Diego is a luxurious waterfront convention hotel and spa with 1,625 bay and city view rooms.


Centerplate

Centerplate is in the business of creating something special for major and minor league sports facilities, convention centers and entertainment venues. And for the fans and guests of these facilities.


USS Midway Museum

The USS Midway Museum open 7 days a week, features self-guided audio tours, flight simulators and docent talks. It is the longest-serving aircraft carrier of the 20th century. Located downtown San Diego along the Embarcadero at Navy Pier. The Midway is an ideal venue for your special events.


Festivities Catering and Special Events

Festivities Catering and Special Events is a full service catering & event planning company. In addition to exemplary catering, services include site selection, theme and décor concepts, rentals, event design florals and related services. Dedicated to producing the highest quality events.


Peartrees Catering

Peartrees Catering is an award-winning catering and event planning company for corporate and social events. Received San Diego Convis Award for "Restaurants and Caterers", and the San Diego Chamber of Commerce "Customer Service" Award. When quality matters most companies trust Peartrees.


The French Gourmet

The French Gourmet has served San Diego coporations for almost 30 years. We create memorable events, ranging from casual breakfast and luncheon meetings to elaborate cocktail receptions and extravagant black-tie galas. Call on us to meet all your corporate catering needs.


Cohn Restaurant Group

Cohn Restaurant Group is an award-winning family of restaurants based in San Diego and Maui. Each restaurant offers a unique dining experience, excellent service and an atmosphere that keeps locals and visitors coming back time and time again.


ACCESS Destinationa Services

Established in 1970, ACCESS Destinations Service sets the standard for excellence in Southern California, providing creative program design, unique special events, transportation, logistics and recreational activities. ACCESS Destination Services... Perfecting Each Meeting and Convention Experience!


PRA Destination Management

PRA Destination Management, Inc...an Allied International Company, is dedicated to earning client trust and orchestrating authentic local experiences from concept through completion. Our innovative service teams are versed in all aspects of destination services. Let PRA be your single destination resourace!


AV Concepts

The preferred AV partner at the San Diego Convention Center, AV Concepts is a national audio-visual computer services provider specializing in Convention Services. We provide industry leading meeting support with products including exhibitor services; presentation management; ARS and digital signage.



Gold

Hilton San Diego Bayfront

Hilton San Diego Bayfront is located along the bay downtown, minutes from San Diego International Airport, adjacent to the San Diego Convention Center, and across the street from PETCO Park. The 30 story hotel feataures 1,190 guest rooms and 165,000sf of meeting space. Spacious guest rooms feature spectacular bay and city views.


San Diego International Airport

As the gateway to San Diego, San Diego Internation Airport (SDIA) served 18.3 million passengers in 2007. SDIA hosts 24 passenger airlines, for more than 50 nostop flights throughout North America. SDIA fuels $10 billion to the San Diego's economy every year.


Omni Hotels

Privately owned & headquarted in Irving, Texas, Omni Hotels operates 39 first-class and luxury hotels and resorts throughout the United States, Canada and Mexico. Omni Hotel locations offer 4-diamond services.


Starwood Hotels & Resorts

Starwood Hotels and Resort brands include the Four Points by Sheraton, Westin, St. Regis, W Hotels, aloft, Element, Sheraton, Le Meridien, Luxury Collection.


Jean Wells Art

Larger than life, spectacular mosaic colorful sculptures that reflect popular culture. "From the ordinary to the extraordinary."



Destination Concepts

Destination Concepts is your partner in exceptional Southern California dstination management. We offer awe-inspiring event design and production, activities, transportation VIP arrangemnts, custom amenitites, graphic design, copywriting services and more. Certified Women Owned Business Awards Top DMC's and INC 5000.


Silver

SeaWorld San Diego

SeaWorld San Diego sets the bar for innovative events,. Groups of 30 to over 10,000 may buyout the entire park or select areas. Imagine cocktails and penguins; dinner alongside killer whales, desserts surrounded by sharks. Discover a world where conservation, education, and entertainment are one. Visit SealWorldGroupEvents.com or call (800) 25-SHAMU press 32.


Town and Country Resort and Convention Center

Meeting planners recognize the Town and Country's excellence in overall customer service and exceptional attention to detail. The Town and Country features a 14,00 sf Day Spa, Salon and Fitness Center, swimming pools, six dining establishments and a trolley line. It is adjacent to a 27 hole golf course and and a shopping complex.


Mission Valley Tourism Council

Mission Valley is San Diego's most complete meeting destination, 25 lodging establishments, 6,500 rooms and suites, over 400,000sf of meeting space, 225,000 in one facility, 25 hole golf course, abudant shopping, diverse dining. Minutes to all major attractions.


The Sheraton San Diego Hotel and Marina

The Sheraton San Diego Hotel and Marina is San Diego's premier waterfront location for meeting and conventions. The hotel offers a 1000 room committable group block and over 120,000 sf of meeting event space.


La Costa Resort and Spa

Legendary for its sports, spa and celebrity history, La Costa Resort and Spa is famous for hosting many prestgious golf championships, such as the Mercedes and Accenture Match Play Championships. Building upon this unique heritage the "new La Costa" delivers award winning amenities, service and facilities.


Rafael's Party Rentals

Making our customer's dreams become reality with quality and service.


Freeman

Since 1927, Freeman has been producing expositions, conventions, corporate events, and exhibits. Our services also include building custom exhibits; managing exhibit programs;l creating digital graphics; installing and dismantling services; supplying electrical and utilities for expositions, events and facilities; and much more.


The ALLSTAR Group

A nationally recognized design and production firm with over 120 years of combined experience. The ALLSTAR GROUP has the technology, product support and expertise to provide innovative, compelling, corporate event solutions for business, theater, and special events that engage, inspire and motivate audiences.


pc/nametag

Meeting planners will find their registration materials at America's largest supplier, pc/nametag. You will find name badges, lanyards, STACK-A-RIBBON awards, tote bags, badge stock and more. Fast delivery, great prices and top quality backed with a great guarantee.


Duisini Mediterranean Bistro

Dussini Mediterranean Bistro is an upscale restaurant featuring a distinctive menu in a delightful historical building. The warm, exposed brick walls combined with modern furnishings create a unique urban ambiance. It sits in high style under the landmark Gaslamp Quarter Arch.


Jolt 'N' Joes

Jolt 'N' Joes offers an interactive, upscale event venue for groups up to 500+ With over 15,000 sf encompasing three separate rooms and a large outdoor Palapa Bar, an event at Jolt 'N' Joes is sure to be a success.


Masala - Spices of India

Masala is the newest addition to Monsoon Restaurants, San Diegos finest group of award-wining Indian restaurants. This elegant restaurant serves authentic North Indian cuisine for both vegetarians and meat-lovers alike with impeccable service.


Maryjane's Coffee Shop

Featuring a classic American style with a contemporary twist, Maryjane's Coffee Shop showcases iconic furniture and textures alongside the latest in high-tech elements. When night falls, Maryjane's shows its modern flair, with a focus on the cicular bar and outdoor patio.


Rockn' Baja Coastal Cantina

In the historic manner of the famous fishing village of Puerto Nuevo, Rockin Baja Coastal Cantina offers great food the best tasting maragritas anywhere and a laid back "glad you are here" atomosphere.


Bondi

Uniquely Gaslamp-genuinely Australian: BONDI brings the fabulous flavors, sights and sounds of the land Down Under to America. Seafood from the planets most pristine fisheries, lean, clean and green free range meats, exciting bush spices; world class beers and wines.


Ristorante Acqua AL 2

Acqua al 2 came to life in 1978 in Florence, Italy with an extreme passion for creative Tuscan cuisine. Now in the Gaslamp, we serve with the same authenticity, the freshest ingredients in a beautiful international ambiance.


Gaslamp Strip Club - A Steak Place

Aptly named for its signature strip steak, Gaslamp Strip Club is a "grill your own" steak lounge located in San Diego's Historic Gaslamp Quarter. This interactive dining experience is a friendly, casual alternative to expensive stuffy steak houses.


Dick's Last Resort

A place with great food, music and an irreverent waitstaff that encourages...no...INSISTS that everyone has fun. Always a convention favorite, the management can turn it up or tone it way down - you make the call.


Red Pearl Kitchen

The exotic meets the cosmopolitan, Red Pearl Kitchen a Chinese/East Asian restaurant/bar and blends a savvy chic 1940's Shanghai kind of glamour with the upscale, urban and fine-dining sensibility of its proprietors.



Bronze

Hotel del Coronado

Hotel del Coronado, Southern California's legendary oceanfront resort, 757 newly renovated guestrooms, 65,000 ft of meeting space, 21 treatment rooms, world class spa, expansive outdoor function space, ocean view bars and restaurants, upscale boutiques and the exclusive enclave of beachfront cottages and villas at Beach Village.


Embassy Suites San Diego Bay

Embassy Suites enjoys a desireable location near San Diego's waterfront, Gaslamp Quarter and the Convention Center. The hotel features spacious all-suite accomodations an award-wining restaurant/lounge and sushi bar. Complimentary airport shuttle, daily breakfast buffet, nightly Manager's Reception and a fitness room.


Hard Rock Hotel San Diego

The Hard Rock Hotel is San Diego's newest 420 guestroom and convention hotel, also home to 2 Gerber Bars, NOBU Restaurant, MaryJanes Coffeeshop, and Pinkberry. All infused with the passion and irreverence of Rock 'N' Roll. Located across from the San Diego Convention Center and Gaslamp Quarter, within a block of Petco Park.


Pechanga Resort & Casino

Pechanga Resort & Casino located in Temecula's Wine Country is a AAA Four Diamond resort and spa, with 522 luxurious guest rooms and suites, 45,000 sf of convention space, 14 dining options, IMPROV, World Class Golf Course (opening Summer 2008) and a 1260 seat showroom with headliner entertainment.


Gaslamp Quarter Association

The Gaslamp Quarter Association promotes & protects the Gaslamp Quarter, a National Historic District filled with beautifully detailed Victorian buildings making up San Diego's premiere Shopping, Dining & Entertainment District. Visit www.gaslamp.org to learn more about the ultimate downtown destination.


Little Italy Association

Little Italy is San Diego's hip and historic downtown destination. Italian and eclectic restaurants, art and design boutiques and charming ambience make Little Italy a must see!


Staff Pro

Staff Pro is a leading service provider in the convention and trade show industry. We offer guest service representatives, badge checkers, ushers, ticket takers, security, rove team, fire and safety watch, and loss prevention guards.


Regala Studio

Photographers, Decor & lighting photos, Head shots, Green Screeen/Novelity Photography. Regala Studio has established itself as a trusted and widely popular choice for private, corporate, or social events. Capturing memories through their lenses for over 20 years, you're guaranteed your event will be recorded properly.


Old Town San Diego Chamber of Commerce

Old Town birthplace of California, conveniently located, is one of San Diego's most popular destinations. A blend of Mexican and early California heritage, there are 8 hotels, 30 restaurants, a dozen museums, live theatre, and incredible shopping in quaint boutiques. Always lively with entrtainment, award winning cuisine and giant margaritas.


Karl Strauss Brewing Company

San Diego's original local brewery, Karl Strauss Brewing Company crafts and distributes award-winning lagers and ales, and operates 6 highly acclaimed brewery restaurants in Southern California. Our Karl Strauss Brewery Restaurant Downtown is only 5 minutes away from the Convention Center.


Toscana Café & Wine Bar

European style casual dining serving breakfast, including bagels, muffins, croissants, granola, egg sandwiches and yogurt parfaits. We also serve groumet sandwiches, paninis, salads, fruit salad, fresh pastries and cakes, organic coffee and beer and wine. Open daily from 6 am to 10 pm.


Arrangements Unlimited

Recognized for providing custom designed creative programs that are cost effective and impressive, Arrangements Unlimited is a highly respected Southern California destination management and event design company. Over 100 years of experience serving the coporate association and incentive markets.


The Event Team

Specializing in Association Management, our experienced and dedicated team will ensure every detail of your meeting objectives are met by focusing on the needs and expectations of your members, one attendee at a time. Member of USA Hosts Alliance.


TBA Global LLC

When you choose TBA's Destination Management team, you know you are working with the experts. As an award winning destination management company, our local resources and expertise enable us to offer you unique events, exciting activities and tours and flawless transportation. We deliver the experience down to the smallest detail.


TMM/The Meeting Manager

Full Service destination management company; designs unique, creative and high-impact programs to compliment a meeting and social schedule.


Cloud 9 SuperShuttle

Your Transportation Solution for America's Finest City. We offer a variety of vehicles from 7-14 passenger vans, wheelchair lift equipped vehicles and sedan & limosines. Besides Airport transportation, arrangements can be made to take you to any of San Diego's attractions.


San Diego Zoo

The San Diego Zoo is home to more than 4,000 rare and endangered animals representing approximately 800 species and subspecies. The Zoo is well-known for its lush naturalistic habitats and unique animal encounters The Zoo features exceptional special event venues.


Sandstorm Fabrication

Our mission: To provide the highest quality product with honest, prompt, and professional service. The SandStorm Fabrication team is highly skilled wih over fifteen years of experience in creating most any sand sculpture, custom prop, or team training event.


Bazaar del Mundo

Bazzar Del Mundo features colorful, festive & inspired shops & restaurants and is one of Old Town San Diego's most popular destinations. Charming boutiques are brimming with treasures for your home, fashions, jewelry, crafts & collectibles.


Casa Guadalajara

Casa Guadalajara, an authentically beautiful award winning restaurant brings the lively spirit of Mexico with a fiesta atmosphere, live mariachis, giant margaritas, fountains, patios and a gorgeous dining room. A perfect dining and shopping destination.


San Diego North Convention & Visitor's Bureau

San Diego North is Southern California's resort region. A casual oasis where open spaces meet upscale amenities. Visitors experience a state of Active Relaxation. Home to a myriad of resorts and natural wonders. Services: referrals, itinerary planning, tours and more.


NRG Entertainment

From Outstanding Band to Breathtaking Orchestra, or Specialized Production Shows, NRG is a complete entertainment solution including event planning, concept design, and full spectrum sound and lighting systems. NRG will have your clients shouting rave reviews for years to come!



Friends
Alesmith Brewers
Anheuser Busch
Ballast Point Brewing Company
Bazaar del Mundo
Best Western Bayside Inn
Best Western Hacienda Hotel Old Town
Best Western Seven Seas
Casa Guadalajara
Coronado Brewing Company
Crest Beverage Company
Crown Point Catering
Culinary Concepts
Estancia La Jolla Hotel & Spa
Fallbrook Winery
Firehouse Brewing Company
Green Flash Brewing
Hampton Inn
Harrah's Rincon Casino and Resort
La Jolla Brewhouse
L'Auberge Del Mar
Lightning Brewery
Marriott Courtyard Downtown
Mission Valley Resort
Omni San Diego
Orfila Winery
Pacific Beach Alehouse
Pala Casino Spa and Resort
Ponte Family Estate Winery
Port Brewing/Lost Abbey
Ramada Plaza Hotel San Diego
Rancho Bernardo Inn
Residence Inns Hotel Circle
San Diego Brewers Guild
San Diego Brewing Company
San Diego North Convention & Visitor's Bureau
Sandstorm Fabrication
Sheraton Carlsbad Resort & Spa
Sheraton Suites San Diego at Symphony Hall
Stone Brewery Company
Surf Kings
The Décor Plan
The Westin Gaslamp Quarter San Diego
The Westin San Diego
US Grant Hotel
W Hotel San Diego